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Cyber Defence Training Events & Courses

Classroom sessions led by cyber defence's global leading practitioners. Learn first hand from a SANS Cyber Defence Instructor at a Cyber Defence Training Event.

High profile cyber security breaches are an all too common occurrence. The financial costs can be huge and reputational damage unquantifiable.

SANS' Cyber Defence Curriculum has one mission: to teach the skills necessary to protect assets and people from cyber attacks.

Studying Cyber Defence

Hands On Learning

Students will learn the key strategies needed to defend digital assets, and to perfect those skills through controlled, supervised and Instructor-led exercises.

This focus of perfecting practical skills results in students being able to leverage what they have learned as soon as they return to their office.

Should a situation occur, students will know what procedures to invoke, which tool to deploy and the settings to select.

Cyber Defence Courses Built To Be Remembered

We believe people learn better though doing as opposed to just listening and reading.

Students will find that the Instructors themselves will help them fully understand key concepts and theory application.


Each course has its own library of textbooks. Training Events can run for up to six days and each day usually has its own textbook.

The books follow the same structure as the Training Event. They're an invaluable source of advice, which students can take with them if they choose to sit a GIAC Certification examination.

Because cybercrime is an ever changing subject, SANS regularly updates its courses and their accompanying textbooks. See a sample of our free Resources here.

Students will leave a Training Event with copies of the tools that have been explored and deployed in lab exercises. Open source software will generally be the latest version. SANS will provide an evaluation copy if the software is commercial.

Where possible, SANS equips students with copies of lab experiments. Many experiments take place in virtual environments. We will ensure students receive a copy of the virtual machine so they can recreate the exercise.


SANS Training Events take place in major cities across the EMEA region and all over the world. Locations in EMEA include Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, London, Munich, Oslo and Prague.

For organisations that have more than 25 students who requiring training, SANS offers Private Training classes. Email for more information.


Training Events offer great opportunities to network with other members of the Cyber Defence community. Events have several breaks during the working day where students can share a coffee and ideas.

Read what previous Cyber Defence students think of SANS training on our Testimonials page.

Cyber Defence Security Certification

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) is a leading provider of cyber security certification. GIAC uses examination based testing to validate the hands-on abilities of security practitioners.

The following certifications fall into the Cyber Defence family.

GIAC and SANS share the same belief in helping security professionals perfect their practical skills. Taking a SANS training course will greatly increase the chances of achieving GIAC certification.

Questions? Read our FAQs page here, or click below to select an upcoming Cyber Defence Event.

Training Events Offering Cyber Defence Courses
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SANS Copenhagen 2017 Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017  
SANS London September 2017 Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017  
SANS DFIR Prague Summit & Training 2017 Oct 02 - Oct 08, 2017  
SANS Brussels Autumn 2017 Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2017  
SANS Berlin 2017 Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2017  
SANS Gulf Region 2017 Nov 04 - Nov 16, 2017  
SANS Paris November 2017 Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2017  
SANS London November 2017 Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017  
SANS Khobar 2017 Dec 02 - Dec 07, 2017  
SANS Munich December 2017 Dec 04 - Dec 09, 2017  
SANS Amsterdam January 2018 Jan 15 - Jan 20, 2018  
SANS London February 2018 Feb 05 - Feb 10, 2018  
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